An all-new four-stroke F8, twin-cylinder engine brings more convenience and improved control to the lightweight portable outboard segment. A new cowling with the sleek lines of larger Yamaha outboards offers more features and benefits than ever.
It’s great on fuel, but its displacement is up 7.5 percent resulting in more torque and thrust. For added convenience, the F8 tiller now offers improved handle-folding characteristics, which allow the stored motor to take up less space. Rear resting pads allow the outboard to be stored with the rear side down, increasing storage options and improving storage stability.
The new V MAX SHO 115 is compact, lightweight and capable of performance typically associated with two strokes, but with the convenience, fuel efficiency and quiet operation of a four-stroke. Like other members of the V MAX SHO family, the V MAX SHO 115 is light, weighing in at just 377 pounds, and it has the added benefit of not needing two-stroke oil or an oil tank.
The 1.8-liter V MAX SHO 115 features Yamaha’s advanced 16-valve double-overhead cam (DOHC), four-cylinder design, which means better breathing for better performance. Its large intake and exhaust valves generate more power and midrange torque. They are fed by a large (60 mm) single throttle body with Yamaha’s long-track intake system and a free-flow exhaust.
The V MAX SHO 115 powerhead is based on proven, advanced Yamaha four-stroke technology. It also uses Yamaha’s Phaze Five paint system, which includes the electro-deposition of anti-corrosive paint on both the inside and outside passages of the engine block.
Because it is a four stroke, the new outboard is quiet by nature. In addition, Yamaha has harmonized all the inertial mass components and added large rubber engine mounts.
The result is smooth and quiet operation.